Dear Wesleyan Parent(s) or Guardian(s):
The University requires all students to maintain health insurance that is comparable to the university-sponsored plan. Every year, a few students have not been allowed to register or have been billed for unnecessary insurance because they did not complete the required online forms and thus experienced needless frustration. Please complete the necessary online forms as soon as possible (Gallagher Koster website will open on 12/6/13).
This year, the Health Center began filing claims for visits and services provided at the Health Center directly to private insurance as we currently do for students with the university-sponsored plan. HMO plans such as Kaiser Permanente, out of state Medicaid plans and international plans not based in the United States are NOT considered comparable coverage. Students will no longer be able to submit a waiver form using these plans and must enroll in the Student Injury and Sickness Plan. The Health Center cannot accept these plans for reimbursement. Please review the enclosed benefit highlights flyer for more specific details about the university-sponsored plan. There is also a “FAQ” section provided at the website below.
If you have comparable private insurance for your student and do not want the university-sponsored plan, please show proof of insurance (waive) online at www.gallagherkoster.com/wesleyan. Please remember to keep a copy of the confirmation page you receive once you have waived online.
If you do not have comparable private insurance for your student, you MUST ENROLL online in the university-sponsored spring plan at www.gallagherkoster.com/wesleyan. Your students account will be billed $760 for the spring insurance plan (1/15/14-8/11/14) in February; please do not send payment now.
Wesleyan University will continue to offer low cost student loans to most students who need assistance covering the cost of the health insurance policy. Grant aid assistance will be limited. Please review the financial aid award letter for specific eligibility. Financial aid adjustments will not occur until that start of the semester.
A hold may be placed on class registration for failure to show proof of private insurance or enroll in the plan by January 31. A petition will need to be filed after the deadline.